Montpelier Methodist Churchyard
Location: From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go east on Hancock St. and follow Highway 22 (Sparta Hwy) east for 4.1 miles. The church and cemetery are on the right at 449 Sparta Hwy.

GPS coordinates: 33 04' 47" N 83 09' 49" W
or in degrees only form: 33.07972 N X 83.16361 W
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GMD: 115
Cemetery Status: Active
Predominant race: White
Some extra info is per Rev. Edward Boyce Nelson, Sr.
List of Graves
Pers. No.NameBirthDeathInscription and NotesService
1Baby Wood   Unmarked grave.
s/o of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wood
2Owen Wayne Smith Mar 26, 1880Apr 17, 1936   
3Evie Brookins Smith May 1, 1896Dec 7, 1992Mama

4    Unmarked adult slab.
5Lewis Elijah Smith Apr 27, 1922Aug 21, 1996  World War II
Pvt US Army

6Felton L. Smallwood Dec 25, 1910Apr 3, 1965  World War II
Ga, Pvt US Army

7Evelyn M. Jarvis Sep 8, 1892Apr 3, 1957  World War I
Ga, Pvt Co D 1 Development Bn

8    Unmarked adult slab.
9Lewis Brookins Oct 1, 1910Mar 14, 1988Son

10Carl Rodney Brookins Feb 10, 1909May 11, 1937Masonic emblem. Son

11Fannie Stubbs Brookins Aug 31, 1880Jun 30, 1970Mother

12Louis Augustus Brookins Apr 17, 1881Nov 24, 1933Masonic emblem. Father

13Debra Gail Brookins May 8, 1958May 9, 1958God must have needed another angel.

14Mancy Madison Brantley Jun 20, 1896May 30, 1982Father

15Katie Butts Brantley Jan 10, 1908Jul 3, 1986Mother

16Nicholas Edward Smith Mar 19, 2010Mar 20, 2010All info per funeral home tag.

17Thomas Jefferson Hall   Only T. J. appears on gravestone. First and
middle names per editors.
Confederate States of America
Co A Phillips Legion

18    Unmarked adult slabs.
Graves 18-21 are unmarked.

22Lonnie Lee Simmons, Jr.  Feb 7, 1965Our beloved son.

23Marion Veal Oct 11, 1918May 3, 1996A man of deeds

24Callie Sue Estes Veal Dec 10, 1911Feb 5, 2002A woman of faith.

25Helen Jane Estes  Sep 28, 1938   
26Frances Louise Gunnells Feb 24, 1906May 28, 1987   
27May Dunahoo Estes Apr 6, 1886Mar 5, 1959   
28James W. Estes Sep 14, 1882Jan 3, 1946   
29Sammy J. Estes Jan 25, 1935Aug 7, 1951   
30Helen G. Estes May 18, 1916Aug 22, 1992   
31Thad W. Estes Dec 15, 1907Dec 12, 1957   
32Michael D. Estes May 11, 1948Nov 17, 1990   
33Van Mark Estes Jun 23, 1950Jan 27, 2004   
34Robert M. Franks Feb 2, 1919Jan 10, 1976Father

World War II
Cpl Army Air Forces

35Bessie Lou Brookins Franks Oct 11, 1920Feb 22, 1958Maiden name not on stone. Maiden name per
36Lizzie Sanders Franks Dec 11, 1904Oct 31, 1972Wife of W. B. Franks.

37William Baxter Franks Jul 28, 1913Jan 1, 1993Granddaddy

Military Service:
US Army Air Corps

38Twins of Tonya Weaver   Unmarked infant graves.
Buried at feet of grandmother, Lizzie Sanders Franks, per editors.
39Carolyn Elizabeth Franks Bonner May 19, 1947May 17, 1984Beloved wife of Henry E. Bonner. "My
darling Carroll"
40Larry Baxter Franks May 19, 1948Apr 30, 2008Beloved Daddy, Son, Brother, PawPaw.
Playing cards inscribed on gravestone.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
Military Service:
SSgt U.S. Army

41Bryan Mark Estes Nov 14, 1973Mar 31, 1997A separate marker contains a long tribute:
"He was not given the gift of speech, but he
said so much "
42Thad W. Estes, Jr. Jan 12, 1935Dec 31, 2003The Lord's Prayer is on a marker
between his marker and Irma Giles Estes' marker.
43Irma Giles Estes Aug 23, 1937May 6, 1983A pink rose decoration appears on her grave
marker. The Lord's Prayer is on a marker
between her marker and Thad W. Estes Jr.'s marker.
44Cecil L. Durden Oct 14, 1919Oct 17, 1991   
45Edna Layfield Durden Jun 12, 1922Dec 24, 2002Only middle initial appears on gravestone.
Maiden name is Layfield, per editors.